|The RoBe:Do has released a netbook-based robot, called the Three($399). The Three is a modular chassis which uses a USB-connected motor controller, use the laptop or netbook as Three¡¯s brain. It features the simple design and fast faster motors.
Three is supplied fully-assembled, and in its most basic form has two 6.7-inch wheels with twin 120 rpm motors, powered by either 8 or 16 rechargeable NiMH 9.6V batteries.
"Into the system you can plug an optional three-sensor digital IR navigation array, for autonomous control, or any number of USB sensors, webcams, I/O controllers and other gadgets to adapt the platform. C, C++, C#, Flash AS3, Java, .NET, Python, VBScript and Visual Basic are all supported, among others, and you can use a Linux, Mac or Windows based notebook or netbook."